I’m sure a lot of you have probably seen the video that has been circulating around social media and forums of some allegedly unfortunate fellow who accidentally gave himself a free vasectomy. The video of the accident is also accompanied by what looks to be discharge papers for the patient listing out the details of the entry and exit wound. While it’s entirely plausible that this video and the supporting document are falsified, I also wouldn’t put it out of the realm of possibility that this guy was simply being wildly irresponsible with his firearm for internet points, and wound up getting a 9mm screening of the Nutcracker. After all, it’s happened several times in the past and this incident seems to follow all the same patterns that the other accidents did. For those of you who can’t watch the video, we’ll go over it in more detail below. Obviously, you shouldn’t do anything like this with your own guns, that goes without saying, but just in case you’re fuzzy on the topic, Don’t point any type of firearm at your groin for internet clout.
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The video opens up with the man in the video holding what looks like an OD Green Palmetto State Armory Dagger Compact 9mm optics-ready pistol (with the optics cover plate removed). With the slide open, and a loaded magazine in the gun, the guy sends the slide home and points it right at his groin. Most of the online pictures posted of people pointing guns at their groin usually start and end just like this, but this guy felt like he needed to take the gag a step further.
Shortly afterward the guy predictably starts gingerly squeezing the trigger in what appears to be either a taunt to be funny, or simply a game of chicken he’s playing with his rooster. After a handful of successful pulls that would have inevitably given him all of the internet credit he needed to retire to a life of fame and luxury, the man in the video went for one more.
This time, however, the gun went off, with the guy in the video letting out a couple pained screams and instantly collapsing to the floor, dropping his phone and presumably his firearm in the process. After a brief moment of the camera focusing on the ceiling of what appears to be his bathroom, the video ends. Along with the video, there is also a picture of a discharge sheet from a hospital which details going over the reason for the visit as well an almost humorous “Your Diagnosis” section that goes over the details of the gunshot wound. The Reason for Your Visit reads as follows:
Through and Through GSW through patient’s L testicle out the R gluteous. Bleedning controlled at this time. Patient states he was screwing around with his 9mm
According to the diagnosis, the round apparently entered through his scrotum, passed through the testes, and out the rear buttock. I can’t begin to guess what “Gunshot wound – other location” means. Perhaps the round passed through additional body parts that the doctor on-site didn’t feel were worth mentioning, or perhaps it might reference any burns he might have received from the firearm being fired so close to his body. The discharge papers end with “Testicular pain” which should probably be self-evident but is nonetheless included.
So what’s to be learned from all of this? Real or not it’s not a good idea to violate the first rule of gun safety which is to ̶h̶a̶v̶e̶ ̶f̶u̶n̶ always keep your muzzle pointed in a safe direction, or at least at anything you don’t want to destroy. For all the “this is my safety right here” (referencing their trigger finger) guys out there, this might be a prime example of how to not employ that method of trigger safety.
So whether this is just a case of some clever video editing to get a rise out of people, or this guy really did have a rapid unscheduled disassembly of his left testicle vis his carry piece, I think we can all agree that pointing firearms at yourself isn’t smart. So stay safe out there this holiday season, practice good gun safety, and make sure you have fun without sending yourself to the hospital or decking your halls with your ornaments. Stay safe out there!
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